Criteria for electing a Fellow


1) The member to be nominated should have a standing of a minimum of 5 years in IPA.
2) He should not be below the age of 40 years and normally having a Ph.D. degree.
3) He should not be below the rank of Assoc. Prof./Sr. Scientist/Reader for 5 years.
4) He should have published a minimum of 20 research papers (excluding popular articles and abstracts) on potato.
5) Application will be called from the nominated members in the presented performa to be put up for an initial screening.
6) Total strength of Fellows will not exceed 10% of the total membership of IPA, at any point of time.
7) A total of two Fellows may be elected every year starting from 1995.
8) A Membership fee of Rs. 2360 (Rs. 2000 + Rs. 360 GST @18%) for Fellow will be charged from the candidate if he is elected Fellow of the association.
9) A committee comprising three following office bearers will screen the application and select the
    Fellows:
a) President
b) Editor-in Chief
c) Secretary
    Fellows: The Fellows thus selected will be approved by the executive council.
10) If any of the office bearers is contesting, he/she should not be entitled to sit in the committee.


Honorary Fellows

The Association has so far conferred Honorary Fellowships on the following 30 distinguished potato workers/growers for their outstanding contributions in the field of potato research and development:

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Dr. S Ramanujam

President
(1974 -1975)

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Sh. Hari Kishore

President
(1976)

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Dr. BB Nagaich

President
(1977)

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Dr. Kirti Singh

President
(1978)

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Dr. BB Pal

President
(1979 )

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Dr. NM Nayar

President
(1980)

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Dr. JG Hawkes (UK)

President
(1981-1982)

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Dr. J Horvath (Hungary)

President
( 1983 - 1984)

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Dr. Muskhtar Singh

President
(1985-1986)

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Dr. PK Gupta

President
(1987-1988)

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Dr. pamela Anderson (Peru)

President
(1989 -1990)

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Dr. SM Paul Khurana

President
(1991-1992)

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Dr. Rahul Chaturvedi

President
(1993-1994-1995)

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Dr. Barbara Well

President
(1996-1997)

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Dr. Dave Douches

President
(1998-1999)

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Dr. Pushkarnath

President
(2000-2001)

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Sh. IS Dhillon

President
(2002-2003)

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Dr. KL Chadha

President
(2004-2005)

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Sh. SN Bhargava

President
(2006-2007)

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Dr. MD Upadhya (Canada)

President
(2008-2009)

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Dr. RP Singh (Canada)

President
(2010-2011)

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Dr. JS Grewal

President
(2012-2013)

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Sh. LC Sikka

President
(2014-2015)

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Dr. GS Shekhawat

Joint Secretary
(2016-2017-2018)

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Dr. KV Raman

President
(2019-2020)

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Dr. John Bradshaw (UK)

President
(2021-2022)

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Dr. AK Singh

Vice President
(1974 -1975)

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Dr. Sachid Madan

Vice President
(1974 -1975)

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Dr. Jeevan Palta

Vice President
(1974 -1975)

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Dr. Abinash Gupta

Vice President
(1974 -1975)

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Dr. Anand Kumar Singh


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Dr. Manoj Kumar


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Dr. Devendra Kumar


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Dr. Sadanand S Shivalli


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Dr. Satya Vir Singh


Distinguished Fellows

The Association elects distinguished fellows from among its members. So far following 72 scientists have been elected as Distinguished Fellows of the Association:

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Dr. SK Bhattacharyya

President
(1994)

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Dr. SM Paul Khurana

President
(1994)

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Dr. ML Pandita

President
(1994)

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Dr. GS Shekhawat

President
(1994)

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Dr. RP Singh

President
(1994)

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Mr. SS Shivalli

President
(1994)

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Dr. MS Rana

President
(1994)

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Dr. KD Verma

President
(1995)

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Dr. PC Gaur

President
(1996)

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Dr. SNS Srivastava

President
(1997)

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Dr. NP Sukumaran

President
(1998)

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Dr. BL Barua

President
(1999)

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Dr. SS Lal

President
(2000)

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Dr. BP Singh

President
(2001)

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Dr. KC Sud

President
(2002)

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Dr. PS Naik

President
(2003)

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Dr. SV Singh

President
(2004)

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Dr. JS Minhas

President
(2005)

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Dr. KR Dhiman

President
(2006)

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Dr. RS Marwaha

President
(2007)

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Dr. SK Chakrabarti

President
(2008)

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Dr. RK Arora

President
(2009)

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Dr. SP Trehan

President
(2010)

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Dr. NK Pandey

President
(2010)

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Dr. Brajesh Singh

President
(2011)

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Dr. VS Pundhir

President
(2012)

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Dr. Dinesh Kumar

Vice President
(2012)

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Dr. SK Kaushik

Vice President
(2013)

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Dr. Rajesh K Rana

Vice President
(2013)

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Dr. PM Govindakrishna

Vice President
(2015)

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Dr. Rakesh Bhargava

President
(2015)

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Dr. Raj Kumar

President
(2016)

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Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj

Vice President
(2016)

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Dr. Vijai Kishor Gupta

Vice President
(2017)

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Dr. RS Chandel

Vice President
(2019)

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Dr. Jagdev Sharma

Vice President
(2020)

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Dr. KC Dubey

President
(1994)

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Dr. JT Nankar

President
(1994)

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Dr. KP Sharma

President
(1994)

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Dr. RA Singh

President
(1994)

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Dr. SC Verma

President
(1994)

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Dr. NM Nayar

President
(1994)

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Dr. RC Sharma

President
(1995)

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Dr. UC Sharma

President
(1996)

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Dr. AK Singh

President
(1997)

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Dr. GS Kang

President
(1998)

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Dr. SM Verma

President
(1999)

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Dr. Jagpal Singh

President
(1999)

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Dr. KSK Prasad

President
(2000)

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Dr. SK Pandey

President
(2001)

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Dr. VK Chandla

President
(2002)

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Dr. KC Garg

President
(2003)

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Dr. RB Singh

President
(2004)

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Dr. MS Kadian

President
(2005)

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Dr. SC Khurana

President
(2006)

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Dr. Jai Gopal

President
(2007)

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Dr. R Ezekiel

President
(2009)

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Dr. SP Singh

President
(2009)

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Dr.(Mrs) Ashiv Mehla

President
(2010)

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Dr. VK Dua

President
(2011)

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Dr. RK Singh

President
(2011)

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Dr. SS Mishra

President
(2013)

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Dr. Parveen Kumar

Vice President
(2012)

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Dr. Sanjay Rawal

Vice President
(2013)

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Dr. SK Luthra

Vice President
(2014)

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Dr. Satyajit Roy

Vice President
(2015)

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Dr. PS Basu

President
(2015)

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Dr. Vinod Kumar

President
(2016)

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Dr. Ashis Chakraborty

Vice President
(2017)

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Dr. Sanjeev Sharma

Vice President
(2018)

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Dr. Prem Singh Dahiya

Vice President
(2020)

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Dr. SNS Chaurasia

Vice President
(2021)


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